[Bitcoin-development] [QT] Feature proposal: Displaying current Units/Changing Units with status bar control.

sebastien requiem sebastien.requiem at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 07:23:41 UTC 2014

Hello Angel,

Good initiative. This looks good. If I understand, the dropdown menu is for
the whole application, so it make sense to have it in a common part of the

A slight optimisation would be to write the unit in the transaction table
header too (since we read from top to bottom). This would give something
like "Amount (mBTC)". That way, the user doesn't have to think twice about
the unit of his values.

Hope it helps,

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Angel Leon <gubatron at gmail.com> wrote:

> There's been quite a lot of debate over the default unit of display to
> use, you can read the conversation here, which was closed.
> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/3862
> Whatever the side of the debate you're on, wether it should be BTC or
> mBTC, or other, regular users will probably take too long to find a way to
> change the current unit of display, and if the unit of display were ever
> changed to something other than BTC, the current transaction tables"Amount"
> column don't mention anywhere what Unit of Display is being used.
> So last night I started playing with the idea of having a status bar
> component that would:
> 1. Show you what is the current unit of display at all times.
> 2. Let you change the unit of display easily.
> Here's how it looks (see attachment), just wanted to get feedback, if this
> is something you also consider valuable in terms of user experience, or
> maybe you don't want to allow any more controls on the status bar (because
> then people will want to add more and more)
> Just want to get some feedback before I continue working on this to polish
> it and submit a pull request.
> Cheers.
> Angel (@gubatron)
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